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Morzine Resort Reviews

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Morzine Resort Reviews

Visitor reviews for Morzine Ski Resort

Morzine Ratings

Overall: 4.5. Based on 70 votes and 114 reviews. Vote

Access: 4.7

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Morzine.

Public Transport: 4.3

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Morzine, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Scenery: 4.7

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Accommodation: 4.8

(1) No places to stay in/near Morzine, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 4.1

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.4

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Morzine.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.3

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 4.5

(1) There are no child care facilities at Morzine, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowsure: 4.2

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Morzine is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Snowmaking: 4.4

(1) Morzine relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.9

(1) There are no snow groomers at Morzine, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Morzine are groomed daily.

Shelter: 4.4

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Morzine is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 4.7

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Morzine, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.3

(1) Morzine usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.7

(1) The staff at Morzine are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Morzine are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.0

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 4.9

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.9

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Variety of pistes: 4.8

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Morzine has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Beginners: 4.6

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.9

(1) No intermediate terrain at Morzine, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.6

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 4.5

(1) Not even a kicker at Morzine, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Off-piste: 4.4

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Cross-country: 4.3

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Morzine, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 3.9

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Morzine has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.8

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.8

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 4.7

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 4.8

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 4.4

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 4.6

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.4

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.4

(1) Overall, Morzine is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.5

(1) Overall, Morzine is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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January 17, 2011
Jeremy Pack from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Morzine is a great vast ski area, 650km of pistes and if you're thinking about skiing here, do it! But be sure to check the latest daily video update first at morzineweather.com
July 28, 2010
Joe & Lucy from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Everyone should ski Morzine and its surrounding areas - its so vast. We stayed down the road in St Jean d'Aulps... hospitality - second to none, great family, bundle of laughs. These guys really know how to make a holiday! Twice daily runs to and from the slopes to anywhere you want! Jo and Tony - THE reason for us making sure our next ski holiday is Morzine - staying at Chalet JoJo!
June 09, 2010
Dan Fagelson from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
You should all go to Morzine in the summer, biking. It's lovely and as for speaking French, I know hardly any but with a few choice words and a bad accent I put on they usually take pity on me... Les Gets is nice too but this summer we`re going to Chatel so hope it will be as good as all my previous stays as Morzine and Les Gets.
April 14, 2010
ann from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just read Andre's comment about the Brit's lack of French which reflects my previous comment. Come on, we've all done some school French, use it and stop expecting everyone to speak English! Agree totally with Andre's comments and have unfortunately seen the behaviour he is refering to all too often.
April 14, 2010
Ann from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Find it very amusing that comments have been made about the bus driver's English! We are in France! Can you imagine a French person getting on the bus here and expecting a bus driver to speak French!! How about brushing up on some French or at least apologise for not being able to speak French..... don't criticise them for not speaking English! Bizarre! Just a general thought! By the way, love Morzine in both summer and winter.
April 07, 2010
Janet Croker, Alpine chalet Weekends. from Ski France France
We first learnt to ski in Morzine 18 years ago. We fell in love with the resort and now own and run our own catered Chalet des Etoiles in the village of St Jean D'Aulps just 10 minutes drive from Morzine. We prefer being away from the main town as it is really peaceful with amazing views and we have the advantage of accessing all the best places to ski in the comfort of our 4x4 vehicles. The Grande Terche on our doorstep is a hidden gem and not to be missed. Being just 75 minutes from Geneva Airport it makes a great weekend destination.
March 01, 2010
hamish from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
In response to another reviewers comment about the English at Morzine: yes, I agree with everything you say but one thing: the French are way worse than any nationality I've encountered in the ski lifts. My board is now completely battered from the amount of people dragging their rental skis across it. That said, Morzine is a great resort and I'd recommend it to anyone.
February 28, 2010
Susan from Dorset from Ski France France
I love Morzine too, been coming several times a year for 10 years now and never tire of it. I do prefer January and March to Feb, which is busy. However, I can always lose the crowds pretty quickly. I rather agree with the comment of 'don't tell them how great it is, let them go to Val instead and fight'from another reviewer. Some friends think Val is the only place to ski but I didn't like it: too pushy and rude. Morzine has a better group of visitors all together !
February 16, 2010
James Doyle from Ski France France
Well, I got what I asked for at Morzine. Since the start of January it's been cold and dumped and dumped and dumped with snow. There's powder in all part of the PDS - try skiing Grande Terche or Les Gets for a day when the snow is this good.
February 15, 2010
rob from Ski Ireland Ireland
Just back from a weekend at Morzine. Conditions and piste area were superb as was ease of access to Morzine and within the town itself. We were unfortunate in that we had not the full chalet to ourselves and our English "yob" chalet mates made sure to insult, abuse and terrify everyone in our group including our hosts ! But that is not Morzine's fault - wonderful place, superb skiing !